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Old 01-21-2013, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default CT getting 1-3" of snow and temps dropping to high teens tomorrow...

Not much in the way of snow, but none the less, I haven't had a chance to get winter tires on my new WRX that I picked up on Saturday. I'm going to try and get over to one of the tire shops tomorrow morning to get some, but how prepared should I be? I realize the Dunlop's are Summer tires, so I'm not expecting very good traction.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:30 PM   #2
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Depending on the snow, muy mal. Summer tires do not work well in the snow, especially when there is a fine layer on the road.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:33 PM   #3
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Depending on the snow, muy mal. Summer tires do not work well in the snow, especially when there is a fine layer on the road.
Yup, I'm ****ed.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:35 PM   #4
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Dont drive it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:39 PM   #5
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You already know the answer. No bueno.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:40 PM   #6
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I live in Upstate NY and prior to getting a set of Blizzaks on we had two storms come through, each 3+ inches. It's doable, but the Dunlops defintely do not take well to the snow. Just take it slow and give yourself plenty of braking space and you should be fine.

And get yourself some snows.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:42 PM   #7
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Do not drive in snow with summers. It's scary.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:10 PM   #8
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Because this belongs in GENERAL instead of the local community to you?
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:52 PM   #9
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I miss Connecticut. I grew up in Enfield, 5 minutes from the Mass. border and CT river.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:57 PM   #10
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Because this belongs in GENERAL instead of the local community to you?
You are teh dumb.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:18 AM   #11
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I live in Upstate NY and prior to getting a set of Blizzaks on we had two storms come through, each 3+ inches. It's doable, but the Dunlops defintely do not take well to the snow. Just take it slow and give yourself plenty of braking space and you should be fine.

And get yourself some snows.
Thanks my friend. I just looked out my window and it looks like it only ended up being a tiny layer, so I'm hoping this won't be anything to worry about.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:58 AM   #12
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You are teh dumb.
Think again.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:06 AM   #13
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I live! Main roads were fine this morning, but as soon as I pulled into the parking lot of my gym, I started to slide on the thinnest layer of snow possible and I was barely touching the gas. Getting Hankook i*cept EVO's installed right now.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:29 AM   #14
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Think again.
I did, and I stand by my statement. The original question is regarding summer tires in 1-3" of snow and temperatures in the high teens. A lot of people around the country, indeed, around the world, have similar weather. The fact that the snow is happening in Connecticut does not matter. The only reason the OP put it there is to give context to his question. The question would be the same if CT was omitted. Connecticut snow is no better or worse than other snow, and 18 degrees is 18 degrees no matter where you go!

Hinshaw is what I said he was before.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:32 AM   #15
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Also: NESIC is not General's trash can!
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:46 AM   #16
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Also: NESIC is not General's trash can!
Think again.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:27 AM   #17
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Also: shaking fist NESIC is not General's trash can!
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:30 AM   #18
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And get off mah lawn!
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:10 PM   #19
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I did, and I stand by my statement. The original question is regarding summer tires in 1-3" of snow and temperatures in the high teens. A lot of people around the country, indeed, around the world, have similar weather. The fact that the snow is happening in Connecticut does not matter. The only reason the OP put it there is to give context to his question. The question would be the same if CT was omitted. Connecticut snow is no better or worse than other snow, and 18 degrees is 18 degrees no matter where you go!

Hinshaw is what I said he was before.
This post gets an 11/10, simply beautiful.
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